Of Montreal just finished its new album. Frontman and creative nerve-center Kevin Barnes tells Crossfade that he wrote the whole thing in about three weeks on his first-ever, self-imposed "writer's retreat" in San Francisco. After that, he returned to his Athens, Georgia, home and recorded it wi ... More >>
Do you find yourself falling within that treacherous zone of a Venn diagram that connects "Working for the Weekend" with "The Great Recession"? One surefire way to know: Do you work all the fucking time, yet your wallet functions primarily as a seedy motel for moths? Maybe you need to get a new j ... More >>
Hugh Acheson joins the ever-growing list of guest chefs to take over Michael Schwartz's Harry's Pizzeria for a pop-up dinner.Acheson, who received two James Beard awards this year (for best chef southeast and for his cookbook, A New Turn in the South) will bring his Atlanta-based Empire State ... More >>
The craft beer movement has produced some surprising side effects for the brewery world; suddenly blueberries, cherries and chocolate are considered hops-friendly ingredients, giving beer a whole new aisle in your local liquor store. In fact, beer is so user friendly with food these days, we are ... More >>
We don't have enough live music in Miami. We just don't. So when a band like Stokeswood decides to make its second home in the Magic City, we get a little giddy. Originally from Georgia, the electro-acoustic band will be playing at The Stage this Saturday as part of Soul Fest. Tingling with e ... More >>
Some bands just make music. But others like joyful tribe Bird Names are also expert makers of spiritual experiences, delicious snacks (see photo, right), and organic aroma-therapeutic soap. "It's good soap. Only $5. People have come to our shows just to buy the soap," says pitchman and guitarist ... More >>
Photo by Colin Vereen 2010Widespread PanicThursday, September 30, 2010The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason TheaterBetter Than: Anything else happening on the beach.Whether or not Jackie Gleason would approve of flowerchild revivalists and legitimate long hairs toking up in his parkin ... More >>
This is a photograph of a Black Keys album, and this is not a testAt this point, it might feel like the Black Keys, the raucous blues-rock duo of Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach, just rolled through Miami. True, but April 18's stop at the Fillmore will feel like ancient history once South Florida is ... More >>
Spring, glorious spring. Start your frolicking at the Marlin's first home game or at the Fillmore, where a colorful indie band from Athens, Georgia plays Scandinavian-style pop music. Spend Saturday outdoors watching BMX racing or rugby. You have your pick of celebrating two cult figures on Sunday. ... More >>
Photo by Monica KustraAfter a year of playing and touring out of Athens, Georgia, former South Florida act Fire Zuave is coming all the way back down the peninsula to show locals what time in a little rock 'n' roll college town can do for you. After releasing two albums, Sand Fastened in 2008 and ... More >>
Urbanite Bistro is holding its monthly dinner this Friday at 8:30 p.m. For $40 plus tax and gratuity, you'll enjoy six courses paired with six different beers selected by Chris Montelius, regional manager for Fresh Beer. Dave of South Florida Beer Blog will be co-hosting the dinner.If you're a ... More >>
Photo by Ian WItlenMonotonix frontman Ami Shalev clutches his injured leg in pain as bystanders try to help.To view a full slideshow of photos from this event, click here.MonotonixWith Surfer Blood, Woodmen Hall, and Love HandlesRespectable Street, West Palm BeachWednesday, January 27, 2010The pr ... More >>
Like all purebred party animals, the adventuresome men of Miami garage psych crew Lil Daggers welcome any kind of fun, no matter how dangerous, drunk, or bizarre. They'll play house parties. They'll play pool parties. They'll play satanic séances, bake sales and shit fights. From the very fi ... More >>
photo by Ryan RussellNo, this has pretty much nothing to do with the martyred gay San Francisco city supervisor. The quattet Harvey Milk may have, in its name, nodded in tribute to that man, but that's where any political notions end for this band. Rather, this sludgy, experimental noise-rock-type a ... More >>
Of Montreal's glam shape-shifting.
Highlights and lowlights from the nation's biggest industry extravaganza of new (and old) music.
Mission Control (ATO Records)
R.E.M. Live (Warner Bros.)
The barely legal members of Orlando's Band Marino are already making pop music for the ages
Sorry About the Flowers (One Percent Press)
Of Montreal's intricate pop revels in the dark side of the sun
A game of artful dodgeball with Of Montreal
This fan has her own Dashboard Confessional to give
Of Montreal's sonic surrealism
The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.
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Touring pays off for Southern rockers Widespread Panic
As Miami's premier groove rockers, Day by the River runs through it